Indian Railways selected Wabtec to help it improve fleet availability by detecting and addressing certain defects before potential in-service failures.

Supply Side: Wabtec, Navis

Wabtec Corporation has landed a contract to support Indian Railways’ “Smart Yard” initiative. Plus, Navis will supply a terminal operating system to ITS ConGlobal for the new Mid-Willamette Valley Intermodal Center in Oregon.

The aim of Wabtec’s newest locomotive, the ES44ACi diesel-electric, is “to improve Brazil’s heavy-haul rail network and drive sustainability,” according to the manufacturer. Suzano, MRS and Rumo have placed orders (pictured).

First Look: Wabtec ES44ACi Diesel-Electric for Brazil

Following eight years of work with operators in Brazil’s rail market, Wabtec Corp. is debuting its new ES44ACi diesel-electric locomotive, with deliveries to Suzano, MRS and Rumo this month and next.

Wabtec President and CEO Rafael Santana

Wabtec: ‘Momentum’ Building for 2022

“The breadth of our product portfolio combined with our multi-year backlog provides us with a solid foundation for growth in 2022,” Wabtec Corp. President and CEO Rafael Santana said during a fourth-quarter and full-year 2021 earnings announcement on Feb. 16; he noted that the company’s FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive is “gaining traction.”

Rio Tinto’s order is for the newest version of Wabtec’s FLXdrive battery-electric unit, which features an energy capacity of 7 megawatt-hours (MWh).

Wabtec Lands FLXdrive Order From Australian Mining Company (Updated)

Four FLXdrive battery-electric locomotives from Wabtec will begin tests runs in 2024 along Rio Tinto’s western Australian rail network, the mining company reported on Jan. 10.

MASU’s railway composite brake blocks and disc pads are said to meet UIC and AAR standards for all types of rail transit rolling stock.

Wabtec Acquires India-Based Rail Friction Business

Wabtec Corp. is growing its brakes product portfolio with the addition of New Delhi, India-based MASU’s railway friction business; the deal is valued at approximately $34 million.

Wabtec’s locomotive plant in Marhowrah, Bihar was recognized for the Best Skill Development Program at the Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS)-Leapvault CLO Awards India.

Supply Side: ENSCO, NYAB, Wabtec

Brazilian mining company VALE S.A. has selected ENSCO Rail for track inspection systems and software. In addition, New York Air Brake (NYAB) has earned TTX Company’s SECO (Supplier Evaluation Committee) Award; and Wabtec Corp.’s locomotive plant in Marhowrah, Bihar has received an award for its learning and skill development program.

Wabtec has issued a 2021 Sustainability Report, highlighting progress toward key Environmental, Social and Governance initiatives.

Supply Side: Ballard, Harting, Navis, Siemens, Wabtec

Ballard Power Systems has acquired Arcola Energy for $40 million. In addition, Harting has earned a product innovation award for its har-modular® series; Navis has recognized six customers with 2021 Inspire Awards; Siemens Mobility and RazorSecure have teamed to provide enhanced rail cybersecurity monitoring solutions; and Wabtec Corp. has published a 2021 Sustainability Report.

Wabtec: Roll Like an Egyptian

Wabtec on Nov. 8 signed contracts with Egyptian National Railways (ENR) to supply 100 ES30ACi Evolution Series Locomotives with a multi-year service and maintenance agreement. The deal, Wabtec said, “support ENR’s continued modernization effort by providing the latest, fuel-efficient locomotives needed for the growing demands on Egypt’s rail infrastructure.



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Wabtec Fuel App with Adebayo Onigbanjo – RAIL GROUP ON AIR

Why are railroads seeking fuel-saving technologies? How much can they expect to save on fuel costs by using a fuel monitoring and reporting system such as the Wabtec Fuel App? What are